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Sen. Bernie Sanders to Address Major Nurses’ Convention in San Francisco Today

Other prominent speakers to include California Lt. Gov. Newsom, Jane Sanders, Nina Turner, and Van Jones

WASHINGTON - Fresh off the introduction of S. 1804, the Medicare for All Act of 2017, legistlation co-sponsored by one-third of the Senate Democratic Caucus, Senator Bernie Sanders highlights the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC) convention with a public address Friday, September 22 in San Francisco.
In addition to Sen. Senders’ public speech, nurses will also hear from California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Jane Sanders, commentator Van Jones, and Our Revolution President Nina Turner.
All of the events will be live streamed at

What: Sen. Bernie Sanders, public address
When: Friday, September 22, 1 p.m.
Where: Yerba Buena Gardens, Esplanade

The program opens at 12:30 p.m. with a special performance the John Santos Quartet, with special guests Destani Wolf, Rico Pabon and Pedro Pastrana.
Additional Convention Activities

When: Friday, September 22
Where: San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission St.
  • California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, CNA endorsed candidate for California Governor in 2018, Friday, September 22, 9:30 a.m. 
  • Van Jones, commentator, co-founder Dream Corps, 6:45 p.m. 
  • Nina Turner, president of Our Revolution, an organization founded by leaders and activists of Sanders 2016 Presidential campaign, 7:15 p.m. 

“We are enormously proud of Sen. Sanders for his sponsorship of S. 1804 and want to welcome all the activists and supporters who have worked so long with Sen. Sanders and nurses’ fight in our common fight for healthcare for all and social justice,” said CNA and NNU Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro. 
Sen. Sanders and Lt. Gov. Newsom, the former mayor of San Francisco, both have a long legislative record promoting Medicare for all type legislation, which has gained increasing public and legislative support across the U.S. It is a signature issue for CNA/NNOC and NNU.
About 1,000 people, including RNs from 27 states across the U.S. will be on hand for the CNA/NNOC convention. CNA/NNOC, with over 100,000 members, is an affiliate of National Nurses United, the largest U.S. union and professional association of RNs with 150,000 members.


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National Nurses United, with close to 185,000 members in every state, is the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in US history.

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